The Fantasy Faire 2017 in Second Life

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Time to discover the magic this year

The Fantasy Faire is still open in Second Life and will remain open until Sunday 30th April 2017. This year there are 15 incredible sims worth exploring each with a different theme to them all. I am really impressed by the high level of detail of the builds, landscapes and the region themes this year.

Absolutely beautiful

The Fairelands Portals Are Open (SLURLS)

Nice choice of teleports here

Such a lovely area

Absolutely beautiful

The largest fantasy-related event to take place in Second Life, Fantasy Faire brings together fantasy enthusiasts, creators, performers and designers for eleven days of commerce, special events, live music concerts with special emphasis on fund-raising for Relay for Life of Second Life.

I love this 🙂

Very neat

  • For more information about the Fantasy Faire 2017 > see here
  • My 2017 Fantasy Faire snapshots so far > see here

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SL14B Applications Are Now Open

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SL14B Applications Now Open

Applications for this year’s Second Life 14th birthday celebrations are now officially open and there are many open positions available for exhibitors, performers, volunteers, for the auditorium and for the press. Just a reminder applications will close around 8th May 2017 and exhibiting spaces at SL14B are FREE and will not add to your tier. 

SL14B Dates & Theme

SL14B officially opens to the public on Sunday 18th June 2017 through until Sunday 25th June 2017. The SL14B theme is Carnivalesque for this year so it’s going to be amazing to be part of the huge carnival atmosphere.

SL14B Regions Progress Update

Building work started weeks ago on the SL14B regions and good progress is being made now in the south-east part of the map. More still needs to be done in the weeks ahead. There are now 63 days (2 months away) until the grand opening of SL14B.

Stay updated on all things SL14B

 

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Happy Easter To All My Second Life Friends :)

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Easter 2017 rocks 🙂

Wishing all my Second Life friends a Happy Easter 

Aww look at those cute bunnies in the distance

Look at those yummy Easter eggs

Happy Easter 🙂

This is lovely 🙂

Have a great day everyone 🙂 

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The 8th Annual Easter Town 2017 Event

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The 8th annual Easter Town event in Second Life is open and it’s really worth visiting this year. There are many fun Easter activities to take part in this year and it’s a great opportunity to go Easter shopping around Easter Town.

There are ride egg boats, hunt for Easter eggs, hot air balloon tours, egg decorating contest where you could win L$ 7, 000 in prize money and there is so much more to enjoy.

The amazing hot air balloon tour 🙂

Happy Easter Holidays 2017 🙂

Visit Easter Town Here (SLURL)

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Looking at the Second Life Grid Statistics for Q1 2017 & Sansar Opening Date TBC

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The first quarter of 2017 is now over so now it’s time to look at the Second Life grid statistics for the first three months of this year. At the start of January 2017 I posted up the first stats update mentioning that 2016 saw a decline in regions almost every week.

There was small growth for private estates and Linden owned regions in various weeks. The growth is just not enough to catch up with the endless regions dropping off the grid on a weekly basis. It would be nice to see more region growth during the course of 2017 into 2018.

Update on land costs in Second Life

At VWBPE 2017 Ebbe Linden said that the lab have tried to do things to lower land prices in recent years and that land is too expensive in Second Life. Ebbe said that he would love for land costs to come down and for this to happen the lab would have to figure out a way to collect money from elsewhere.

I think anything to help lower land costs would be most welcome but it’s good to know the lab are working on possible solutions behind the scenes. It’s a balancing act but if done right could stop the decline in regions accelerating faster.

Q1 2017 Grid Size Stats

> 1st January 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 002
  • Private Estates: 16, 783 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 219

> As of 2nd April 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 806
  • Private Estates: 16, 586
  • Linden Owned: 7, 220

Since the start of 2017 the total number of main grid regions have declined again and now it’s dropped under the 24, 000 regions mark for the first time. Private estates have dropped slightly along with Linden owned regions.

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Main Grid regions totals since October 2006

Daily Concurrency

The daily concurrency in Second Life seems to be averaging between 53, 000 (at max) – 31, 000 (lowest) on a daily basis at the moment. The Median Daily Concurrency is now at 43, 000.

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Historical Daily Concurrency since December 2009

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Median Daily Concurrency since December 2009

Second Life Signups 2017 Update

As of 2nd April 2017 there have been 47,  449, 070 signups for Second Life to date. On average there are now between 8, 000 to 10, 000 new signups every day for Second Life.

Sansar opening date TBC, land impact and creator beta invites

We are now in April 2017 and still Sansar has not officially launched to the public. On 31st March 2017 the Sansar Official Twitter page tweeted that the specific date is yet to be announced for Sansar. Sansar will open in beta this year. 

When Sansar does finally open to the public my further grid statistics blog posts will include any noticeable changes in terms of regions and active users. The big question is will Sansar have a impact on Second Life or not ?

The lab are still inviting creators on a rolling basis into Sansar and more invites will be sent out soon. Good luck! 🙂

Sansar social VR basketball experience

Next Stats Update

My next Second Life statistics blog post will be posted in July 2017 where I will be looking back at the first six months of 2017.

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VWBPE 2017: Video Replays Available

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VWBPE 2017 ended on 1st April in Second Life and for anyone that missed any of the key speeches then here is another chance to watch them again. This year was a special because it was the tenth anniversary of the annual conference. Well done to all the organizers, speakers, volunteers, mentors, the technical team and everyone who made the conference work smoothly.

Ebbe Linden – Above the Book: A Conversation about Education and Second Life

Legacy Panel: A Look Back at the Inworld Conference

Draxtor Despres – Above the Book: Will VR Matter in Education ?

John Lester – Beyond Escapism in Virtual Worlds

For more conference videos please visit the official VWBPE YouTube channel for the latest key speeches.

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My historical snapshots of VWBPE conferences in Second Life

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Special Blog Post: Here is a look back at my favourite historical snapshots of previous VWBPE conferences held in Second Life. This year marks VWBPE tenth anniversary in Second Life so now it’s time to go back down memory lane…

VWBPE 2010 regions map

VWBPE 2011

VWBPE regions 2011

VWBPE 2011 ceremony

VWBPE 2012 gateway

VWBPE 2012 Dragon parade

VWBPE Main Auditorium 2013

VWBPE Main Auditorium 2013

VWBPE 2014 – Ebbe Linden keynotes speech

VWBPE Main Auditorium 2014

Philip Rosedale at VWBPE 2014

VWBPE 2015 opening

VWBPE 2015

VWBPE 2016

VWBPE 2016 regions map

VWBPE 2017

VWBPE 2017 regions map

Wow, so much has changed over the years since I first started going to VWBPE conferences. I still can’t believe this is the 10th year of the annual conference. Here’s to the next 10 years! 🙂

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VWBPE 2017 Starts Today From 11am SLT

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VWBPE 2017 Main Auditorium

The 10th annual VWBPE conference officially opens today from 11am SLT/PDT in Second Life through until 1st April 2017. There will be educational presentations, demonstrations, workshops, social events and much more happening every day.

The tenth anniversary of VWBPE is going to be awesome from start to end. The VWBPE regions this year have been completely been revamped and look amazing.

VWBPE 2017 SLURLS

VWBPE 2017 Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Starts at 11am SLT

VWBPE 2017 Regions Map

Important Links

Here are my first preview snapshots of VWBPE 2017 regions

VWBPE 2017 Regions Map

VWBPE 2017 Gateway

VWBPE 2017 Legacy Area

VWBPE 2017 Lecture Area A

VWBPE 2017 Quadrivium

For more info visit vwbpe.org

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VWBPE 2017 is fast approaching

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10th annual conference starts next week

The VWBPE 2017 conference officially opens next week on Wednesday 29th March through until Saturday 1st April 2017 in Second Life. The theme for this year is Legacy and it’s worth mentioning this will be the 10th anniversary of the annual conference.

VWBPE 2017 is a free to attend event and here are some of the exciting speeches ahead.

  • Ebbe Altberg will be attending this year and will be giving a speech about education and Second Life at 1pm SLT on Wednesday 29th March
  • Draxtor Despress will be giving a speech about VR and education at 3pm SLT on Saturday 1st April
  • John Lester will be giving a speech about virtual worlds at 4pm SLT on Saturday 1st April
  • Check out the VWBPE 2017 Calendar for all of the sessions ahead.

Please Note! 

These sessions will be in a private region. To get your invitation to attend you need to submit a question for our guests. Start thinking about what to ask! Questions must be submitted no later than Sunday March 26 at 11:59pm PST (extended from original March 20th deadline).

Want to bring a friend? Starting March 21st, the Rockcliffe Registration Portal will be open for people to register new avatars and find out more about the VWBPE conference in-world. Invite your friends to go to https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ and follow the easy instructions to get started. We suggest that they come a day or two early to get oriented, so they don’t miss any part of the conference.

Volunteers Needed

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